Hey guys, what’s up? Feeling boring? Ops! Don’t think much, just take a break and go for a trip! Can’t find a suitable place for relaxing? Okay, let us help. Prepare a trip for Guwahati. It’s now one of the best travel places of India for relaxation. We will provide you top 5 travel places in Guwahati for making your trip best and enjoyable!
Before planning, let’s know briefly about Guwahati city of India-
Guwahati is the largest city of the Assam state of India which is called “Gateway to North East India’. The city is situated between southern bank of Brahmaputra River and the foothills of the Shillong plateau. Official languages are Assamese and English. Guwahatis climate is subtropical. ‘Bohag Bihu’ is the famous festival of Guwahati.
Total Area: 128sq mi.
We are providing you information’s about Kamakhya Temple, Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden, Umananda Temple, Assam State Museum, and Umananda Island as top 5 travel places in Guwahati.
1. Kamakhya Temple
Location: Kamakhya, Guwahati, Assam 781010, India
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/RgaD8SPC5NeUCo878
Kamakhya Temple is also known as Kamrup Kamakhya Temple. It is one of the important pilgrimage destinations of Hindus, especially for Tantric worshippers. The temple is built to worship the goddess mother Kamakhya, the feminine power. It is one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pitas. It marks the site where devi Sati’s womb fell. It’s saying that, if some one wishes something here in front of goddess, it comes always fruitful. Many couples come here wishing to conceive. The ‘Kalika Purana’, an ancient work in Sanskrit describes Kamakhya as the yielder of all desires, the young bride of Shiva, and the giver of Salvation.
‘Ambubachi Mela’ is one of the special festivals of this temple. ‘Manasha Puja’, ‘Durga Puja’ are also celebrated annually.
Remember it’s a religious place. Before entering cover your shoulders and legs must.
Entry Fees: General Entry: Free
Direct Entry: INR501 per person
Opening and Closing Time: 8.00am-1.00pm/2.30pm-5.30pm
2. Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden
Location: RG Baruah Rd, Ambikagirinagar, Guwahati, Assam 781005, India
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/GqubK93VT36WSpCs5
Largest zoo in the North East region popularly known as Guwahati Zoo spread across 432 acre. The zoo has 895 animals, birds, and reptiles of 113 species.
This zoo is located in the heart of Guwahati. You can watch animals in full natural environment. The sounds of birds, peacocks and animals are very pleasant to the ears. You can find varieties of trees here.
You can rent bicycle to visit the zoo but as its hilly area it will be risky if are not an experienced rider. It has Children Park also.
If you are animal lovers and love to visit zoo then you will enjoy that place. This zoo is surrounded by nature and it’s the uniqueness of this zoo. That’s why this zoo one of most popular travel places in Guwahati.
Entry Fees: Adult: Rs.30
Per Camera: Rs.100
Opening and Closing Time: 10.00am-11.30pm
Required duration: 2 hours+
3. Umananda Temple
Location: Peacock Island, Baruah Souk, North Guwahati, Assam 781030, India
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/goZ2Mv5fcjLm4PRp8
Umananda temple is located in Umananda Island. It’s a Shiva temple. Peoples of Hindu religion visit this temple to worship lord Shiva. The temple was built by famous king Gadadhar, who was famous for his allegiance towards Shiva. The temple is at the centre of Brahmaputra River. You can reach there by ferries or motor launches. You need 20 minutes boat ride to reach there. Walls are well architect which present the mind blowing artisanship of past peoples. You will find lots of monkeys around the temple. No one disturb them there!
River sighting will provides you pleasure and fresh feeling in mind. Beside Lord Shiva, Lord Surya, Ganesha, and Vishnu are worshipped here.
If you are a worshipper of Lord Shiva, don’t miss the place! This one most amazing travel places in Guwahati.
Entry Fees: No Entree fee for temple
Opening and Closing Time: 5.00am-6.00pm (All day per week)
4. Assam State Museum
Location: GNB Rd, Near, Dighalipukhuri, Guwahati, Assam 781001, India
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Pq2XE1TMkb1o8BzN9
Assam State Museum is also known as Assam Rajyik State Museum. Previously Assam Provincial Museum is located in Dighali Pukhuri tank. It was built during the colonization of British in India in the year 1940.
The museum has collections of artifacts and sculptures dating back to the 5th to 12th century.
Various sections of the museum display different sect of history. You can find Assamese, Tai, Myanmar’s manuscripts in manuscript section.
There are huge collections of swords, armors in ‘Arms and ammunition’ section. Arms are collected from Ahom dynasty of 1200’s and Ammunition from the World War II.
Various sculptures collected from Indus Valley Civilization are displayed in the ‘Prehistoric Terracotta’ section.
Beside these, stone and copper from 5th to 18th century, various handicrafts, and handmade objects are also displayed.
If you are a lover of ancient collections and history, don’t miss the place!
Entry Fee: INR 5
Required Time: 2-3 hours
Opening and Closing Time:
|10.00am-5.00pm||Mondays of per week, 2nd and 4th Saturday of per month|
|10.00am-4.30pm||Mondays of per week, 2nd and 4th Saturday of per month|
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5. Umananda Island
A short time boat ride in Brahmaputra River will take you in beautiful smallest Umananda Island. It’s calm and serene environment make peoples fresh. It was known as Peacock Island because of its shape.
It’s the world’s smallest inhabitant island which is considered as sacred place according to Hindu religion. The major attraction of this island is Umananda Temple of Lord Shiva and Parvati.
After reaching in the island, walk sometimes there and try to feel the calmness of the environment!
Monday is considered to be the holiest day in the temple and the new moon brings bliss to the pilgrims.
Besides the Shiva Temple there are five more temples on the island, the Ganesha, Hara Gauri, Chalantika, Chandrashekhar and Vaidyanath temples.
Timing: Ferry services are available from 7.00am-5.00pm
Ferry ride cost: Rs.20 per person.